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# Health

Last year
2023
HSE 'doesn't waste' public money despite €1.5bn deficit, as TD praises 'ballsy' chief executive
Women with cancer will be able to defer maternity leave under new legislation
Ministers blasted over health budget funding as TDs say it is a 'hammer blow' to the public
New Children's Hospital won't open until April 2025 at the earliest
Donohoe won't get into 'war of words' over health budget, says financial controls are needed
Some doctors 'actively obstruct' women from getting abortions, committee hears
Letterkenny consultants warn of 'service collapse' as they back call for hospital review
Martin says health spending ‘needs examination and deeper analysis’ amid Budget criticism
Hospitals in Gaza on the brink of collapse as power set to run out in matter of hours
Opinion: 'I was 20, alone in the hospital and they told me I had a brain tumour'
Holohan says there is a 'very poor understanding' of what happened in CervicalCheck scandal
Nobody under 18 has access to early intervention psychosis services
Govt walking into trouble with warnings health system underfunding will have 'freeze effect'
Lack of regulation in mental health sector 'wouldn't happen in any other walk of life'
Health 'not a priority for this Budget' amid spending overrun, Government sources say
New tax on vapes promised - but not in this year's budget
Some ultra-processed foods should be labelled ‘addictive’, scientists suggest
What we know so far about tomorrow's Budget: USC cuts, €750 rent credit and further 25% childcare cost cuts
Patients with obesity left in 'distress' by Ozempic dispensing guidance - doctor
Donnelly orders statutory review into use of unlicensed springs in surgeries at Temple Street
Pharmacists to be allowed dispense some medicines, including the pill, without GP prescription
Taoiseach, Health Minister to meet with families impacted by spinal surgery crisis
12 Irish people have travelled to Switzerland to medically end their lives since 2003
Projected €1 billion health overspend could affect other budget decisions, McGrath says
Dr Caoimhe Hartley: 'We hear about menopause but perimenopause can be just as disruptive'
Donnelly: Emergency Department Taskforce will meet next Monday
Children with disabilities spending months in inappropriate settings due to lack of supports
Pilot scheme will see people at risk of opioid overdose given relief medication they can take at home
FactFind: Do more than a thousand people die per year in Ireland due to burning solid fuels?
Eligibility for GP visit cards expanded for people aged up to 69 and children aged 8 and over
Child who was 'depressed anxious and suicidal' had to wait a year for mental health appointment
Mobile x-ray service for older people to be expanded next year in effort to reduce ED visits
'Medical tourists' urged to fully research their procedure and protections before travelling
Air pollution is the greatest global threat to human health, study finds
'The baggies don't have a little health warning': Doctor warns coke strokes are on the rise
"This year was the most I've ever seen, we had four cases in just one month."
The clinical lead of the Irish National Audit of Stroke says many people are unaware of the risks of cocaine.
It's particularly a problem in younger people, Dr Joe Harbison told reporter Jamie McCarron.
'Skin cancer can be prevented': Survivor calls for suncream to be made more affordable
Axa to buy Laya Healthcare in deal worth €650 million
Wexford General Hospital's emergency department reopens nearly five months after fire
Couples can avail of publicly-funded IVF from September, but age and BMI limits will apply
Pharmacists may soon be allowed to prescribe medicine